Health Care Authority Rulemaking Notice

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Health Care Authority Rulemaking Notice

You are receiving this notice because you signed up to receive alerts for any rulemaking that occurs to one or more of the following rules.

Preproposal - Notice of Intent (CR101)

WAC 182-500-0075  Medical assistance definitions - N
Purpose:  The agency is amending this rule as a result of federal regulations published February 2016 under 42 C.F.R. Part 440. The agency is adding a definition for “nonphysician practitioners,” a term which will be used in two WAC chapters to be amended in separate rulemaking actions as a result of the February 2016 federal regulations. (18-05-066)

Chapter 182-543, Durable medical equipment and related supplies, complex rehabilitation, prosthetics, orthotics, medical supplies and related services
Purpose:  The agency is reviewing and revising rules relating to durable medical equipment as a result of federal regulations published in February 2016 under 42 C.F.R., Part 440. (18-05-067)

Chapter 182-551, Subchapter II - Home Health Services
Purpose:  The agency is amending these rules as a result of federal regulations published in February 2016 under 42 C.F.R. 440, requiring that physicians document the occurrence of a face-to-face encounter (including through the use of telemedicine) within reasonable timeframes when ordering home health services for Medicaid eligible clients. The federal regulations also clarify that home health services are not restricted to clients who are homebound or to services furnished solely in the home. (18-05-068)